Tonight I was ecstatic to finish my Sky Crystal which is created by combining 10x Skyshards. The Sky Crystal allows you to remove the Nimbus Shroud from Alani who can be seen flying around the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

Here’s the breakdown of the sources I looted mine from:

Skyshards
Treasures of the Vale x2
Stonebark Trickster x3
Shao-Tien Reclaimer/Maurader x3
Slateskin Troublemaker x1
Paleblade Flesheater x1
================
Sky Crystal

Research in the Vale

Don’t expect this to be a quick and easy venture though. It took several months before I even saw my first Skyshard. In fact, I managed to get exalted on Cymre and not see one. But by the time I had collected eight on Tallys, it was announced that they would be BoE in the upcoming patch which was music to my ears. Once the patch hit, I was ecstatic to be able to send my shards to Cymre to make my Sky Crystal when the time came.

Camp-food

The drop was not necessarily from the designated daily as I looted one from a random Stonebark Trickster one particular day but I wasn’t prepared to farm indefinitely so I preferred to just do my dailies on one toon but getting that last Skyshard took several days on several characters.

I’m also not convinced that it drops more from any particular mob in the Vale but it seems to drop from pretty much anything in the zone, even the small bags from rares but I did not experience this myself.

When you create it, you’ll see a pretty spectacular animation, resulting in a pretty big explosion of energy.

Make-Sky-Crystal Wait-Alani

Once I had found a nice spot to engage her, I channelled the Sky Crystal which removes 20% of her health. From there it literally took just a few seconds to finish her off and loot my reward.

Channel-Alani

Even though I was in a party with Coolidge, he noted that the tag was grey to him but the Reins of the Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent still came up as a group roll (for those interested).

	 Reins of the Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent

Here’s to another milestone :D